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Lhasa sightseeing tour
Trip duration (inside Tibet ) : 4 days or 5 days
Starts at: Kathmandu or Lhasa
Ends at: Kathmandu or Lhasa
Best Season: April to October ( but good throughout the year )
Throughout the history, Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic centre of Tibet. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet . A visit to Lhasa is not just the visit of Tibet’s capital but it will allow an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit the numerous heritage sites and watch the daily life of the Tibetans.
Our trip starts with a spectacular flight across the Himalaya from Kathmandu to Lhasa.You will see Mt Everest and a long range of the Himalayas from the flight. In Lhasa we visit the holiest of Tibetan Temple Jokhang and the nearby traditional market place of Bharkhor bazzar. Watching the Tibetan pilgrims who come to this temple from all over Tibet is a great experience and gives an insight on the religious Tibetan life. Our tour also covers the famous Potala and Norbulingka Palace of the Dalai Lamas and important Gelugpa monasteries of Drepung and Sera where there used to be up to 10,000 monks in the days gone .The sights and atmosphere in Lhasa is very different , unusual and unique. With exotic impressions and memories of Lhasa and its friendly religious people we return to Kathmandu by flight or to mainland China as per you further plan .
This tour is suitable for people having very short holiday to visit Tibet or for elderly people who can not cope with high altitude in other parts of Tibet or for people who want to travel to Tibet with their kids.
If you fly to Kathmandu after the tour, you require to go for five days itinerary to catch the next flight to Kathmandu. However , those flying to China after the tour can go for four days itinerary. Here are both.
Lhasa Sightseeing Tour – 4 Days
Day 01 Arrival Lhasa
Arrive Lhasa by train from China side or fly from Kathmandu. Welcome by our Tibetan Guide at train station or Lhasa Airport. Transfer to hotel, free afternoon for acclimatization.
Day 02 Guided tour in Lhasa
Sightseeing tour of Potala palace , Jokhang temple, Bharkhor traditional market and visit Sera monastery.
Day 03 In Lhasa
Guided tour of Sera and Drepung monastery .
Day 04 Departure
Drive to airport or train station for your onward journey.
Trip cost : USD 575 per person ( min 2 persons ), private tour
Lhasa Sightseeing Tour - 5 days
Day 1 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa Gongkarairport ; drive to Lhasa, rest.
Day 2 Guided sightseeing tour Jokhang temple and Sera monastery
Day 3 Guided sightseeing of the Potala & Norbu Lingka palaces.
Day 4 Guided sightseeing tour of Drepung monastery, Tibetan Hospital and Nunnery.
Day 5 Drive to Gongkar airport for onward flight to Kathmandu
Trip cost : USD 650 per person ( min 2 persons ), private tour
Kathmandu & Lhasa Sightseeing Tour – 8 Days
Lhasa / Tibet short tour combined with Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2 Tibet visa application / collection, Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour
Day 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa Gongkar airport ; drive to Lhasa (1.5 hrs ).
Day 4 Guided sightseeing tour Jokhang temple and Sera monastery
Day 5 Guided sightseeing of the Potala & Norbu Lingka.
Day 6 Guided sightseeing tour of Drepung monastery, Tibetan Hospital and Nunnery.
Day 7 Drive to Gongkar airport for onward flight to Kathmandu
Day 8 Fly back home / onward destination
Tour cost : USD 850 per person ( min 2 persons ), private tour
Tibet visa cost : USD 114 for Europeans, USD 198 for USA passport holders .
Flight costs : USD 800
This one hour flight between Lhasa to Kathmandu is one of the most expensive in the world. Roughly USD 400 for one way and USD 800 for return , at present . Air China frequently increases/ decreases its flight costs, please confirm with us for the current flight cost before booking the trip.
Included in the cost
- Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour , all entry fees
- Tibet visa/ permit arrangements
- Accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu
- Arrival and departure transfers in Lhasa
- Three star standard hotel in Lhasa on bed and breakfast basis
- All surface transfer as per itinerary in private vehicle
- Sightseeing tours in Tibet with English speaking local Tibetan guide, all entry fees
- Kathmandu to Lhasa airfare
Excluded in the cost
- Airport tax, personal clothing & equipments,
- Nepal reentry visa fee, tips , personal nature expenses .
- Nepal visa (requires USD 25 in cash and one photograph, granted upon arrival in kathmandu airport )
Popular trip extensions :
If you have one extra day, you can visit the spectacular Yamdrok Tso lake on the Lhasa Gyantse highway ( from the Kamba la pass ) or visit the Ganden Monastery which is 40 km away from Lhasa . Ganden is the first Gelugpa monastery and has a fantastic atmosphere . Norbulinka palace can also be included in this visit . Those having two days’ time can even visit Namtso lake which lies some 170 km away from Lhasa .